Accession Number : ADA183571

Title :   Impact of Future Developments in Electronic Technology on Cockpit Engineering,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Eggleston,R

PDF Url : ADA183571

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : This paper considers the issue of how advances in Electronic Technology are expected to impact cockpit engineering for future airborne weapon systems. It briefly surveys aircrew functions in an effort to isolate peak periods of operator workload, and suggests ways new technology may be applied to yield improved aircrew, and hence system, performance. Accompanying this analysis is the presentation of a procedure that can be used in making decisions about what cockpit functions to automate. The implications of advances in avionics technologies on conceptual design practices regarding the crew station, aircrew training, and the development of new training devices are also reviewed. Finally, current and emerging interface technologies are briefly surveyed. Based on this survey and analysis, some general recommendations are offered.

Descriptors :   *COCKPITS, *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, AIRBORNE, WEAPON SYSTEMS, YIELD, ENGINEERING, CREWS, STATIONS, NETHERLANDS, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), WORKLOAD, FLIGHT CREWS, FLIGHT TRAINING, AVIONICS, ELECTRONICS, INTERFACES, TRAINING DEVICES, PEAK VALUES, AERIAL WARFARE, SURVEYS

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE